Latest Details From The OR Tambo Heist As Police Make Arrests
Story from: 2oceansvibe.com
It was just last week when one of South Africa’s most daring heists went down, with a gang of thieves stealing either R24 million or R200 million worth of foreign currency from OR Tambo Airport.
Police are yet to confirm the exact amount of money stolen.
Early on, it was suspected that the police must have been involved since half of the gang had entered in a police van.
Although soon after it was reported that the van was actually a fake, acting national commissioner of the South African Police Services (SAPS), Lieutenant General Khomotso Phahlane, revealed at a briefing last night that one of the four suspects arrested in connection to the heist is, in fact, a policeman, reports Times Live.
Phahlane kept mum on the identity of the suspects, but did reveal that two of the suspects had already appeared in the Kempton Park Magistrate’s Court, and the policeman is “still being questioned and has not yet appeared in court.”
Phahlane also pointed out that the arrest of the policeman indicated that they had not ruled out the involvement of the police, and they will keep looking into other members for any connections.
On the other side, it has been revealed that airport security did know about the heist, although they only told security to be on high alert during the robbery, reports News24.
A security officer who works at the airport told the news agency that:
Reshebile Aviation and Protection Services, which controls access, was contacted by the Acsa control room at 19:27, informing its officers to be on high alert as there was a possible robbery threat.
I don’t understand why the call came in at the time when the robbery was already under way.
How does it happen that Acsa did not go through their cameras and call for security to be beefed up at the gate, which is notorious for robberies?
Everything was convenient for the robbers as there were only moderately armed security guards to overcome.
While we wait for more information on whodunit, you can pop over HERE and get a lowdown on how the heist went down.
Basically, there must be some people on the inside.
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